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New Leadership Announcement

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Mr. Andrew Pringle, CM Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alex Filiatrault as Chief Executive Officer of CANFAR effective Monday, June 25 th. Mr. Filiatrault is a long-standing supporter of CANFAR, and in 2016 was presented with CANFAR’s Volunteer of the […]

Portraits of Resilience: Trevor Stratton

Trevor Stratton

Trevor Stratton: a CANFAR Ambassador and the definition of resilience. Trevor was diagnosed with HIV in 1990. He found the courage to turn to his community of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and to the Indigenous HIV and AIDS movement for support. A mix of Ojibwe and English heritage, Trevor found inner-strength […]

Q5 With Engage Toronto Coordinator, Ricky Rodrigues

The Catalyst

    Gay men* account for over half of the people living with HIV in Canada, and more than half of new HIV infections each year. Why is this population so disproportionately affected? There are several factors that contribute to this reality. Research indicates that some of these factors are linked to issues of homophobia, […]

A Brother’s Loving Tribute: In Memory of Rob Stovel 1951 – 1989

The Catalyst

David Stovel doesn’t speak loudly, in fact you need to listen closely to catch every word he says. However, I’ve learned that he means what he says, and he’s deeply passionate about the things in his life that matter most to him. Family is certainly at the top of the list. In late October of […]

Getting To Know Trevor Stratton

The Catalyst

The CANFAR spring fundraising campaign will be launching in April, with a spotlight on Trevor Stratton – who was featured in the CANFAR Portraits of Resilience Campaign last year. Trevor is an inspirational 52-year old member of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation near Toronto, Canada. He is of Ojibwe and English heritage, […]

BOOM: A New Resource For Young Guys Who Like Guys

The Catalyst

On February 1, 2018, CANFAR launched a new national awareness campaign called, BOOM–a series of bilingual, youth-friendly print and online educational resources for young guys who like guys. Check out the teaser video for BOOM: A New Resource For Young Guys Who Like Guys. BOOM aims to provide young gay, bisexual, and other young men […]

She’s Got The Beat

The Catalyst

Nicole Sigouin is the epitome of professionalism, and elegance. She also happens to be a bona fide rocker. A partner at the Toronto office of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, where she practices in all areas of banking and finance, Nicole has spent her entire career, post-articling, with the firm, which was previously known as […]

Voices for World AIDS Day

Voices for World AIDS Day Social

This year the social media campaign Voices for World AIDS Day remembers December 1, 1988, the first World AIDS Day. CANFAR had just been founded a year prior, and was already working on its mission of funding HIV research and increasing awareness. CANFAR founders realized research was needed. How is the disease was transmitted? How […]

Carrying on the legacy of CANFAR Clubs

McGill University

CANFAR Clubs is an important part of CANFAR’s history. Catherine Pringle, daughter of CANFAR Board Chair Andrew Pringle and CANFAR National Spokesperson, Valerie Pringle, founded CANFAR Clubs at McGill University in 2002. For 15 years, CANFAR has been fostering a generation of young leaders to engage in activism, volunteerism, and philanthropy in their communities, on […]